Maniace

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Maniace
Comune
Comune di Maniace
Maniace is located in Italy
Maniace
Maniace
Location of Maniace in Italy
Coordinates: 37°52′N 14°48′E / 37.867°N 14.800°E / 37.867; 14.800Coordinates: 37°52′N 14°48′E / 37.867°N 14.800°E / 37.867; 14.800
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Province of Catania (CT)
Area
 • Total 35.9 km2 (13.9 sq mi)
Elevation 787 m (2,582 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 3,606
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Demonym Maniacesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 95030
Dialing code 095

Maniace (Sicilian: Maniaci) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Catania in the Italian region Sicily, located about 130 kilometres (81 mi) east of Palermo and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of Catania. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 3,606 and an area of 35.9 square kilometres (13.9 sq mi).[1]

The municipality bears the name of George Maniakes (Greek: Γεώργιος Μανιάκης; Italian: Giorgio Maniace), a prominent general of the 11th century and catepan of Italy, known for his victories against the Arabs in Sicily.

Maniace borders the following municipalities: Bronte, Cesarò, Longi.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.